It is now Spring. Some redwing blackbirds visited our birdfeeder on the last day of Winter but so did a snowfall. You might like to see the difference…..While the Sun is warm, there is still snow and ice and temperatures getting up to near 40 degrees. Not like last March when it was near 80.
There was a big thaw around the 1oth with lots of melting. The streams broke out and many had small inroads into the lake ice. Since then, there has been a week of cold weather with high temperatures in the 30s and lows dipping into the teens or lower. Most of the open water refroze with a few exceptions. Ice boaters were happy as there was wind and virtually no snow on the lake and there was a person with a snowboard and sail out on one day. Then, we got 10 inches of snow and back to skiing again. The next week’s forecast is for freezing at night and low to mid 40s during the day. Maple syrup makers will be happy but it won’t make the ice go out any time soon. It is weather in New England, what do you expect?